• Single-sheet identification method of heavy charged particles using solid state nuclear track detectors

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      Solid-state nuclear track detectors; track length; residual range; heavy-ions.

    • Abstract


      The theoretical and experimental investigations of the penetration of charged particles in matter played a very important role in the development of modern physics. Solid state nuclear track detectors have become one of the most important tools for many branches of science and technology. An attempt has been made to examine the suitability of the single-sheet particle identification technique in CR-39 and CN-85 polycarbonate by plotting track cone length vs. residual range for different heavy ions in these detectors. So, the maximum etchable ranges of heavy ions such as 93Nb, 86Kr and 4He in CR-39 and 4He and 132Xe in CN-85 polycarbonate have been determined. The ranges of these ions in these detectors have also been computed theoretically using the Henke–Benton program. A reasonably good agreement has been observed between the experimentally and theoretically computed values.

    • Author Affiliations


      M F Zaki1 A Abdel-Naby2 A Ahmed Morsy3

      1. Experimental Nuclear Physics Department, Nuclear Research Center, Atomic Energy Authority, P.O. 13759 Abu Zaabal, Cairo, Egypt
      2. Physics Department, Faculty of Education, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt
      3. Physics Department, University College for Girls, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt
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  • Pramana – Journal of Physics | News

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